IDEM is the easiest and most cost-effective way to realize your idea and bring your product to market.

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Product Concept and IP Protection


You see a demand that is not being fulfilled. Your creative mind comes up with a product concept that your customers will jump up and down for. We understand your need for profitable first-to-market products. To help you realize your innovative idea quickly, we brainstorm with you to define the product so it can be engineered elegantly and manufactured cost effectively.

At this stage, we will also help you assess patentability and file a provisional patent protection if applicable to protect your intellectual property (IP).

Industrial Design


We work closely with you to develop creative, practical, and affordable products from a shared design strategy and design language. Our goal is to create elegant, functional, ergonomic, cost-effective and environmentally friendly products that your customers will enjoy. We are experienced in consumer electronics, mobile accessories, and computer peripherals. Because an attractive industrial design increases the perceived value of your product, for which your customers are willing to pay a premium, our in-house designers will make sure it has the right form, shape, color, texture, finish and material.

Engineering


IDEM helps you engineer friendly, reliable, high-quality products that can be mass-produced cost effectively. If you already have a design, we can review it and advise on possible improvements. Our engineers take pride in finding smart solutions that will minimize material and assembly costs. Our capabilities include:

  • Mechanical design and 3D modeling
  • Circuit board design and validation
  • Engineering validation test (EVT) and design validation test (DVT)
  • Elevated temperature chamber test
  • Compliance and certification test
  • Ongoing reliability and conformance test

Prototyping


Before proceeding to manufacturing, rapid prototyping is the key to perfecting the product concept and ultimately ensuring product success.

Our mechanical engineers work closely with designers to offer you 3D models at an unmatched pace. After your 3D models are approved, we will offer non-functional prototypes, usually within a week, so you can see and feel the form, shape, color, texture, finish, and material that closely represent the final manufactured product.

After going through the prototype review process, we can perfect the model until you, and more importantly, your customers, are sold on the product before we proceed to mold design and tooling.

Finally, to validate the product concept and design, our engineering team will provide functional prototypes with working circuit boards, if applicable.

Mold Tooling


After the industrial design and prototype are approved, we advance to mold tooling. Because we minimize the number of mechanical parts during the initial design phase and simplify the design to the extent possible, our tooling costs are among the lowest in the industry.

In addition to mold design and tooling, we regularly work with a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and synthetic rubber. Our lead time from start to finish is usually four weeks. Our capabilities include:

  • Plastic, silicone and TPU tooling & molding
  • Sheet metal forming, extruded aluminum, metal forging, and metal casting
  • CNC machining
  • Powder coating, plating, and anodizing
  • Heat transfer and water transfer

Package Design


We work closely with you to develop creative, practical, and affordable products from a shared design strategy and design language. Our goal is to create elegant, functional, ergonomic, cost-effective and environmentally friendly products that your customers will enjoy. We are experienced in consumer electronics, mobile accessories, and computer peripherals. Because an attractive industrial design increases the perceived value of your product, for which your customers are willing to pay a premium, our in-house designers will make sure it has the right form, shape, color, texture, finish and material.

Manufacturing


IDEM manufactured products have one thing in common, regardless of brand name – they are all designed, built, packaged and shipped to your highest standards.

IDEM manufacturing and assembly services offer the easiest and most cost effective way to have your product built to your specifications. We will deliver to your distribution points anywhere in the world just in time.

Our business is 100% ODM/EMS to serve your brands. As a contract manufacturer of custom solutions to many of the world’s most successful brands, we engineer, build and ship high-quality products at an unmatched pace while containing cost. Our capabilities include:

  • PCB manufacturing
  • SMT, components fabrication and assembly
  • Mechanical and electrical assembly
  • Software preload, configuration, and testing
  • Manufacturing process development and control
  • Commercial sealing and packaging
  • Manufacturing and quality metrics reporting
  • Component traceability

Our U.S. team works closely with you, providing complete program management services so you can just focus on what you do best. With IDEM, your project will meet your time, budget and quality expectations.

Fulfillment


Our facilities in China and California offer fulfillment service and logistics management, including:

  • Finished goods inventory (FGI)
  • Local kitting and assembly
  • Labeling, packaging, and customization
  • Return merchandise service, rework and repair
  • Channel distribution and direct order fulfillment to final destinations

To help our customers focus on their core competency and take advantage of special incentives or tax advantages, we offer local assembly and customization, repack, rework and RMA services upon request.

In every case, we deliver exactly what you want to where you want in a cost effective and timely manner, whether it’s a critical quick-turn delivery or a specific direct drop shipment to your customer.

Launch


In addition to serving world class clients with our end-to-end services, we have helped many entrepreneurs with creative minds launch their products successfully. All you need is an innovative idea!

We will take you through all phases of the product development process, leading toward the ultimate product launch and order fulfillment. Specifically, our stateside designers, engineers, and program managers can handle every aspect of your project, from inception to delivery, including industrial design, engineering, mold tooling, packaging design, manufacturing, quality assurance, logistics, custom clearance, as well as finished goods inventory for just-in-time fulfillment.

We can even help you obtain the needed funding through Indiegogo, Kickstarter, or other proprietary sources, after industrial design or any phase in the development process.